4 offseason needs for the Jacksonville Jaguars that surfaced this season

• The Jaguars need to make upgrades to the roster next offseason

• Their biggest needs have surfaced in recent weeks

• These 4 stand out and need the team's brass attention

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (95) defensive end Adam Gotsis (96),
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (95) defensive end Adam Gotsis (96), / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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3. Wide receiver

You would have probably gotten a blank stare if you had said that wide receiver would be a need for Jacksonville in 2024 but the truth is that the team isn't getting enough bang for their buck. Christian Kirk was having a productive campaign before a core injury sidelined him. On the other hand, Zay Jones dealt with a hamstring injury that forced him to sit out six games.

The injuries, though, shouldn't be held against either Kirk or Jones. After all, they're an inherent part of the spot. The issue is that the offense suffers a noticeable dropoff when they miss time. Maybe it has to do with the scheme or the current personnel they have. But regardless of their reason, the coaching staff should be able to overcome their absence.

This is concerning when you take into account that they brought in Calvin Ridley, who hasn't made the impact the Jaguars probably expected when they traded for him, at least from an outside perspective.

Maybe he's not a fit, or perhaps he needs another year to hit his stride after being away from football for more than a year. Either way, the Jags could be better off using the second-round pick they would need to give the Atlanta Falcons (if they extend Ridley) on a wide receiver in the 2024 draft.

Another possibility is using that second-rounder in another position and going after one of the top receivers in the open market, whether it's Tee Higgins or Mike Evans. The reason is that the current group hasn't been particularly great in 2023 but the Jaguars don't have to blow it up, they just need to make a tweak, albeit a sizable one.